[Ads-l] Blame it on Voltaire ...

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Fri Feb 17 00:53:31 EST 2017

Drawing together two threads on this list -- Jon Lighter's earlier mention of
Rebecca Goldstein's _36 Arguments for the Existence of God_, and Pogo --  behind
both is possibly Voltaire's _Candide_, with the tryptic of naïve (Pogo / Candide
/ Cass), cynic (Porky Pine / Martin / Roz), and optimist  (Churchy LaFemme
(Albert?) / Pangloss / Klapper), reaching Walt Kelly via _Wind in the Willows_
-- Mole, Ratty, and Toad .

Just a thot ..


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